Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Motion pictures – Starlite Drive-In continues to play motion pictures for first time in winter months

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -Christiansburg’s drive-in theater is exhibiting motion pictures the most recent it ever has on the calendar within the 60 plus years it has been open. That is due to an awesome demand throughout the pandemic from the group.

Contained in the concession stand, particular person popcorn packing containers are packaged up because the theater prepares for the night time rush. In the meantime, a sea of headlights strains up Starlight Dr.

“How ‘ya doin’?”

Garnett Adkins mans the ticket sales space.

“The New River Valley has really taken to us and stood behind us,” Adkins mentioned. “We’ve been really busy every weekend.”

Each weekend because the enterprise reopened in April, about 250 vehicles have gone up the gravel drive to the Starlite Drive-In.

“With all of the walk-in theaters closed and people just can’t get out and enjoy themselves, we decided to just give it a try and so far it has been fantastic,” Adkins mentioned.

The theater in households from throughout our hometowns just like the Greevers.

“It definitely gives you something to do that you can still get out with the family that you’re not cooped up in a movie theater. I just think it’s a great idea,” mentioned David Greever. “I’ve been coming since I was a little kid, but I guess we’ve been bringing the kids for the last three or four years.”

The outside movie-going expertise presents a way of togetherness, throughout a time once we should keep bodily aside.

“It just feels like a family reunion for me,” mentioned Kellan Walker.

“I’m just glad people are getting out and enjoying themselves,” Adkins mentioned. “It means a lot to me.”

The theater will likely be exhibiting motion pictures via the top of December.

“They just always do great,” mentioned Tanner Greever. “It doesn’t look like they’re closing down anytime soon.”

Starlite is enjoying The Grinch on Saturday at 7 p.m. The proprietor will resolve on protecting exhibiting motion pictures in January based mostly on climate and what the group needs.

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